Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Vaccination Information for Healthcare Providers
Shingrix Information for Healthcare Professionals
CDC recommends Shingrix (recombinant zoster vaccine), as the preferred vaccine, over Zostavax® (zoster vaccine live), a shingles vaccine in use since 2006. Healthy adults 50 years and older should get two doses of Shingrix, 2 to 6 months apart.
For healthcare providers: Protect your patients with the new shingles vaccine
This fact sheet [2 pages] describes who should get the new shingles vaccine as well as the benefits and side effects.
Zostavax Information for Healthcare Providers
CDC still recommends Zostavax® for healthy adults 60 years and older to prevent shingles. This shingles vaccine may be used in certain cases, such as when a person prefers Zostavax, is allergic to Shingrix, or requests immediate vaccination and Shingrix is unavailable.
- Page last reviewed: May 31, 2018
- Page last updated: June 6, 2018
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